Discussing the 2024 legislative session | Talk of Alaska

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Lawmakers vote on overriding Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a bipartisan education bill on March 18, 2024. (Eric Stone/Alaska Public Media)

As state lawmakers begin the last two months of the session, there is a lot of work to get done. Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan education bill, but failed to override the Governor’s veto of it, and now there is growing tension around trying to pass another bill that the Governor would accept. The perennial fight over the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend has yet to be settled, as has the state’s budget. What is the current tone of debate at the capitol? We talk with reporters covering the legislative session on this Talk of Alaska.


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Eric Stone – State Government Reporter, Alaska Public Media
  • James Brooks – Reporter, Alaska Beacon
  • Iris Samuels – Politics reporter, Anchorage Daily News



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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-550-8452.

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